There’s trouble ahead for Taiwan’s new president

27 May 2024 8:03 pm

Not many inaugural ceremonies bring together dragons, dancers, rappers, and a 10-metre-high blue horse breathing steam out of its nostrils.…

A Chinese invasion of Taiwan remains unlikely

26 May 2024 3:23 am

For a second day, yesterday, Chinese fighter jets and warships surrounded Taiwan for drills which the People’s Liberation Army said…

Letters: Britain’s net-zero ambition problem

27 May 2023 9:00 am

Zero ambition Sir: How extraordinary that Ross Clark (‘Carbon fixation’, 20 May) can look at the cut-throat competition to capture…

Letter from Taiwan

20 May 2023 9:00 am

The US knows the main threat is China

22 October 2022 4:00 pm

China’s President Xi Jinping opened the CCP’s 20th party congress by doubling down on four key issues: no let up…

Nancy Pelosi knows how much Taiwan matters

2 August 2022 10:24 pm

In the coming hours, Nancy Pelosi is expected to arrive in Taiwan. The plane that is thought to be carrying…

Will China blockade Taiwan?

31 July 2022 3:00 pm

Xi Jinping has made it very clear over the years that he is determined for China to reunite with Taiwan.…

Is the US thinking straight about Taiwan?

26 July 2022 12:46 am

As the Tory leadership candidates tussle over China, it is well worth reading this essay by the US strategist Hal…

Saving Taiwan: the lessons learned from the war in Ukraine

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Taiwan is learning valuable lessons from Ukraine

‘China is all-out against us’: an interview with Lithuania’s foreign minister

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Lithuania’s foreign minister on Ukraine, Taiwan and the principle of sovereignty

China’s zero-Covid horror show is inspiring Taiwan to open up

8 May 2022 4:00 pm

Taipei Nowhere is watching the zero-Covid horror show unfolding in China more closely than Taiwan, where it is encouraging the…

Could the Ukraine war save Taiwan?

5 March 2022 9:00 am

What the Ukraine war means for China — and Taiwan

The growing bond between Moscow and Beijing

19 February 2022 9:00 am

The growing bond between Moscow and Beijing

The dangerous alliance between Russia and China

28 January 2022 7:28 pm

The growing alliance between Russia and China is something we shouldn’t lose sleep over, their long history of mutual suspicion…

China has begun its campaign to take Taiwan

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Normally, if the response to a speech of mine was that it had been a ‘despicable and insane performance’ from…

Xi threatens Taiwan because he's weak

5 October 2021 7:55 am

Over the weekend, China sent waves of warplanes racing towards Taiwan in numbers not seen before, forcing the democratic self-ruled…

Would Japan defend Taiwan from a Chinese attack?

28 August 2021 12:31 am

In a parliamentary debate in early June about Covid, Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga said that Australia, New Zealand and…

Is Britain heading for war over Taiwan?

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Is Britain heading for war over Taiwan?

How the UK can help Hong Kong

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Beijing’s authority is sweeping through Hong Kong

How Britain can tame China

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Britain has a critical role to play in taming China

Does classical Athens give us a clue to China’s next move?

18 July 2020 9:00 am

In 1984, China agreed a ‘one country, two systems’ treaty with the UK, designed to control the relationship between Hong…

China’s next target: the clock is ticking for Taiwan

11 July 2020 9:00 am

After Hong Kong, is Taiwan China’s next target?

Taiwan's balancing act is becoming ever more precarious

22 May 2020 10:44 pm

After a landslide victory in January’s election, Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen was re-inaugurated on Wednesday at a scaled-down ceremony in…


Taiwan, the WHO and the tactical struggle in US-China relations

12 May 2020 2:18 am

Over the coming weeks, a battle between Washington and Beijing over the inclusion of Taiwan as an observer at the…